ghc-7.8.1 and stm

Herbert Valerio Riedel hvr at
Wed Feb 19 10:13:04 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-18 at 23:22:13 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 18.02.2014, 14:12 -0800 schrieb David Fox:
>> It seems to me that the stm library that is supposed to be built into
>> ghc-7.8.1 is missing.  The deb provides and conflicts with
>> libghc-stm-dev , but does not provide libghc-stm-dev-
> this seems to be the result of a possible inadvertent change in the GHC
> source tarball creation: stm had been a "extra" lib already in 7.6 and
> before, but was not part of the tarball.
> Herbert or Austin, is the sdist code not doing the right thing here?

Afaics, 'stm' is only used as an "extra" lib by testsuite (and only for
one test-case) and nofib; therefore I don't think the GHC source tarball
is supposed to contain 'stm'...

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